Lawyers spend about 30 percent of their day on billable hours, according to a surprising new report from practice management software Clio, with most of the rest of the day eaten up by billing, administrative tasks and looking for new clients.
In-house legal departments are continuing to snag young, talented attorneys from BigLaw firms in spite of a pay gap accentuated by a recent spate of associate raises, with nonmonetary perks luring associates away from law firms and into corporations. Here, three nonmonetary perks that lure associates away from law firms and into corporations.
Gaining prestige may be one of the more challenging tasks that law firms take on, but there are a number of tactics firms can use that hold the potential to transform their image from ordinary to elite. Here, experts highlight four ways law firms can pump up their prestige.
Classes on blockchain and artificial intelligence. Crash courses in business and financial markets. These are a few ways law schools are preparing students for a job market that is struggling in the wake of the recession.
Bingham McCutchen LLP is laying off 42 members of its support staff, primarily in its Boston office, according to an internal memo issued on Tuesday and obtained by Law360.
The operator of a lawyer review website filed a lawsuit saying it's protected by the Communications Decency Act and First Amendment after a Florida law firm threatened to sue over allegedly defamatory reviews, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said Friday.
A New York federal judge's decision Friday to order computer-assisted document review in an employment class action — apparently the first-ever such mandate — could prod wary attorneys into automating chunks of discovery, experts said.
A proposed class action accusing legal research providers Westlaw and LexisNexis of infringing the copyrights of attorneys by selling online access to legal filings raises novel issues in copyright law, but the database operators should have a strong defense under the fair use doctrine, lawyers say.
Freed & Weiss LLC partner Eric Freed sued JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Illinois state court Thursday, alleging the bank interfered with the firm's partnership agreement by failing to catch another name partner and his wife's attempt to freeze Freed out of the business.
Lawyers could pay stiffer prices for seats at the partnership table if U.S. business partnerships were taxed more like traditional corporations under the Obama administration's corporate tax reform proposal, but there are still ways for law firms to preserve their current tax status if the changes come to pass, experts say.
An Indian high court ruled Tuesday that foreign lawyers can visit the country for temporary periods to provide legal advice without running afoul of national regulations that prohibit non-Indian firms from opening offices in the country.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP gained its first foothold in China Wednesday with the opening of a new office in Shanghai headed by the private equity specialist who chairs Katten's Asia-China practice.
The American Bar Association on Thursday urged Congress to quickly move on legislation requiring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect privileged information that it receives from banks, an issue that has raised concerns from banks under the bureau's supervision.
Two attorneys filed a putative class action Wednesday in New York federal court against electronic legal research providers Westlaw and LexisNexis, alleging they illegally copy attorneys' copyrighted works and resell the legal documents for profit.
Attorney-client fee disputes in Washington D.C. will continue to be resolved through arbitration after the D.C. Court of Appeals last week declined to hear a challenge to the issue when its bench was unable to agree on its jurisdiction over the matter.
The Federal Circuit again denied federal judges a cost-of-living pay raise Friday but held that the judges' class action was not barred by a previous ruling, clearing the way for the suit to possibly return to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not formally adopt the code of conduct for U.S. judges, according to a letter released Tuesday from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to five Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Attorneys sparred Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court over whether losing parties in lawsuits should be obligated to pay document translation fees — a potentially huge expense in some cross-border cases — when a court orders them to pay the winner's costs.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP will soon open an office in Hong Kong, expanding its footprint in Asia, and has snagged a former Shearman & Sterling LLP partner to lead the office and the firm's Asia practice, the firm announced Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday stayed a controversial ruling from Montana's high court finding a state law prohibiting political contributions to candidates by corporations was not struck down by the decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which removed restrictions on corporate political spending.
The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Jesse M. Furman for a seat on the Southern District of New York following a five-month, Republican-led filibuster over concerns about his past writings on gun control and religious clubs in schools.
A group of career federal executives objected Thursday to their inclusion in an ethics reform and insider trading bill originally aimed at lawmakers, saying they should not be required to disclose their financial transactions in the same manner as elected officials.
International commercial firm Bird & Bird reinforced its foothold in the African market Thursday by inking an association with the Tunisian law firm Dakhlaoui Avocats that Bird says will beef up its access to project finance opportunities, energy deals, and health care, IT and aviation work on the continent.
A California appeals court ruled Wednesday that a law firm can invoke an arbitration clause in a retainer agreement without filing a court action, reversing a lower court's ruling pertaining to a fee dispute involving Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP.
The law firms on Law360’s 2018 Regional Powerhouse list are handling some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom battles across eight states, offering clients regional expertise and making a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level.
The 2018 Law360 Diversity Snapshot shows only incremental progress on racial and ethnic diversity in the attorney workforce. At every level of a typical law firm, minority attorney representation increased by less than a percentage point from last year’s survey.
Women have made up over 40 percent of law school students for more than three decades, and they now make up more than half. But our annual survey of the largest U.S. law firms shows that women continue to be underrepresented at all levels.